Jul 17, 2010 5:30am EDT
by the end of 2009. jacobson says most companies have complied but they haven't made changes to their u.s. products. for example, these strawberry nutri-grain bars purchased in the u.s. are made with red 40. the same strawberry snack in the uk uses paprika extract for color. >> the foods with automatically would be safer for kids. and that's re -- that should be the bottom line. >> reporter: the fda maintains that there there isn't enough data to conclusively link these dyes with hyperactivity in children. a statement on the agency's website says that they reviewed the british study and found it does not substantiate a link between color additives that were tested and behavioral effects. but the family says getting the dyes out of their family's food has made a big difference. >> more focused and has more confidence. his handwriting is -- significantly improved. he can stay on task a lot better. i think the biggest improvement is he feels a lot bert about himself. >> reporter: doreen gentzler, news4. >> there's still a lot of controversy over this issue. the fda maintains the dyes are saf
Jul 3, 2010 5:30am EDT
roundtable discussion in ocean city with local business owners, representatives of the u.s. coast guard, and maryland environmental experts. >> it's very unlikely that maryland will see impacts from the gulf oil spill. nevertheless, we are monitoring it very carefully. >> reporter: shawn harman owns fishtail, a restaurant on the water. >> our seafood comes mostly locally, but we do have people that supply from the gulf. we make sure that we purchase with a paper trail so we can assure safety and the safety of our food. >> reporter: there are plenty of people on the boardwalk and on the beach. and the oil spill in the gulf seems a long way off to them. the message here is that the 3 million tourists expected to visit ocean city over the course of the summer can expect clean beaches and safe seafood. chris gordon, news 4. >> now, one expert tells us the odds of the oil from the gulf reaching the carolinas is about 1 in 500. >>> now we take a look, a special look, inside the dover air force base and how the fallen come home from war. these are ceremonies that no family wants to attend, but
Jul 24, 2010 5:30am EDT
cemeteries around the u.s. jane watrel, news4. >> volunteers sometime that they donated about $200,000 worth of landscaping services in just one day. and that's all for news4 "this week." i'm jim standly. stay cool out there and have a great weekend, everybody. ♪ [ male announcer ] take an italian masterpiece home. excuse me. buitoni? [ male announcer ] buitoni wild mushroom agnolotti. simple ingredients, artfully prepared. buitoni. create an italian masterpiece. in the refrigerated section. the smell of freshly juiced wheat grass and hand pressed shirts. whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes. purina tidy cats scoop. keep your home smelling like home.